The Northerner

Creative thinking keeps summer EMB busy

By Jeremy Jackson, By Jeremy Jackson, and By Jeremy Jackson

August 25, 2009


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the right to Copy!"Each new semester at any university, in all likelihood, is highlighted by many a steadfast and perennial traditions: the official vacating of the parent's home, the seemingly endless lines to purchase books, with each new class rendering the dreaded syllabus--underscoring the commitm...

Looking forward to fall

By Tim Owens, By Tim Owens, and By Tim Owens

August 25, 2009


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Photo courtesy of AP Exchange2009 sure has gotten off to a slow and disappointing start.' Only a handful of films standout from first half of the year: The Hurt Locker, Up and District 9, to name a few.' So, as usual, it's up to the fall lineup to pick up the slack and fill in the now 10 nominee s...

Course reaches out

By Chelsea Nichols, By Chelsea Nichols, and By Chelsea Nichols

April 27, 2009


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In such tough economic times, many people, companies and organizations struggle and Shoulder To Shoulder and the Know Theatre are no exceptions to the rule. STS and Know submitted an application to be a part of the Mayerson Student Philanthropy Project - Northern Kentucky University's civic-engagement foundati...

‘Earth’ more than just entertainment

Lauren Stevens, Lauren Stevens, and Lauren Stevens

April 27, 2009


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Photo Courtesy of AP ExchangeThe Walt Disney Co. wisely chose Earth Day to release its new feature-length documentary entitled Earth. As the fledgling film of the new Disney-nature series, Earth far surpasses the nature documentaries you may remember from high school.' Produced by the same individu...

Theater Review: Shock and Awe

Jeremy Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, and Jeremy Jackson

April 28, 2009


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The final installment of the world premier plays that the festival showcased is, 'Shock & Awe: Soldiers' Voices from Iraq.' The once heated topic of the Iraq War and the homespun barrage of American soldiers who inhabit the desert country, has lost a certain amount of fondness as of late, with both poli...

‘Nightjars’ comes up a little short

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

April 20, 2009


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It only takes two set pieces for 'Nightjars' to tell its story. The first is a small campsite complete with a fire-pit, logs for seating and the sound of the birds to serenade you. The other consists of a few wooden tables, steel chairs and an FBI interrogator screaming in your ear. The plot centers o...

The Doves take flight

Brad Bowman, Brad Bowman, and Brad Bowman

April 20, 2009


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After four years in the making, The Doves finally release 'Kingdom of Rust.' With great international acceptance, this album from the Manchester based band is one of the most remarkable albums of the year. Kingdom of Rust isn't a recycled hash of leftovers from previous albums. Nor' is it an oversa...

‘Soloist’ plays in minor key

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

April 20, 2009


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Photo Courtesy of MCT CampusIt's refreshing to see a director trying something different than his last effort. Such is the case for Joe Wright, who follows up his critical darling, romance epic, Atonement, with The Soloist - a well-intentioned drama that ultimately squanders its potential. LA Times colu...

Look out, here comes Twitter!

Lauren Stevens, Lauren Stevens, and Lauren Stevens

April 20, 2009


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A warning to MySpace and Facebook: it may be time to surrender your thrones. A new social-networking site has hit the scene - and it goes by the name of Twitter. Twitter.com, a 'micro-blogging' service, was created in 2006. As described on the site, 'Twitter is a service for friends, family and cowor...

There’s ‘love’ in ‘communication’

Jeremy Jackson, Jeremy Jackson, and Jeremy Jackson

April 20, 2009


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Emily Teaford/Multimedia Editor' The YES festival is in full swing at Northern Kentucky University, featuring three world premier and cutting-edge plays. The event, which runs to the end of April, reflects the many faces of our country and the people who inhabit it. A good example of the American ci...

Azmari says goodbye

Tim Owens, Tim Owens, and Tim Owens

April 14, 2009


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A mini-poster is hardly enough room to capture the significance of the Azmari String Quartet's departure. Yet here one such poster exists on the outside of the quartet's door in Fine Arts 320. It's in this room that keeps a low profile in a bleach white corridor of the Fine Arts building, that melodic so...

Prof. makes NKU her cave

Chelsea Nichols, Chelsea Nichols, and Chelsea Nichols

April 14, 2009


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Edward Morris/PhotographerOn the third floor of the New Science Center are the offices of Northern Kentucky University's biology professors. Tucked away in the corner of a narrow hallway is a very crowded office. The cherry oak desk is too big. The two, standard metal bookshelves are too big. There's b...

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